Resort at a Glance: Ocean Beach Club
Ocean Beach Club stands at the northern end of the iconic Virginia Beach Boardwalk, near tons of shops, restaurants, and family-friendly attractions. The water is a focal point at this stylish hotel, where you’ll get postcard-worthy views as well as at the onsite restaurant and even the fitness center.
- Caribbean-inspired resort offering upscale suites with full kitchens and studios with well-appointed kitchenettes and plush bedding.
- Four oceanfront pools including two outdoor pools and one just for kids; all just steps from the beach.
- Workout with ocean view: The hotel’s fitness center overlooks the Atlantic from its 17th-floor perch.
- Full-service activities department with daily planned fun events for families
- Enjoy a scenic meal at Tortugas Café, the onsite seasonal indoor café with views of the ocean.
Virginia Beach, Virginia: Award-Winning Boardwalk and Seaside Museums
English settlers from the Virginia Company of London first stepped foot onto American soil in what is now Virginia Beach, Virginia. They would go on to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, along the James River. But before they left the shoreline, they erected a cross on the spot where they had disembarked. Today, the First Landing Cross commemorates this momentous event.
Needless to say, a lot has changed in Virginia Beach since the 1600s. The seaside town has become a family-friendly destination known for supersize beaches and a 3-mile-long boardwalk dubbed one of America’s best by Travel + Leisure. Though you could spend a whole vacation soaking up rays and sampling fresh seafood from the many restaurants along the esplanade, Virginia Beach boasts a number of cultural attractions that might draw your attention away from the beach for a while. There’s the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, as well as the Military Aviation Museum, which features a B-17 Flying Fortress and a Spitfire fighter plane from World War II. In the cooler winter months, you can schedule a whale-watching trip to scout humpback and fin whales traveling through nearby waters from late December through mid-March.